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The South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA) aims to advance public awareness, appreciation and engagement of science, engineering and technology in South Africa.


National Science Week 2017

5 – 12 August 2017

National Science Week will take place from 5 – 12 August 2017.The NSW 2017 national launch event will be hosted by Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) Missionvale campus on Saturday,5 August.

The theme for 2017 is “Advancing Science Tourism ”.

Mpumalanga Science Festival

21 – 25 August 2017

The Mpumalanga Science Festival will take place at the following venues:

  1. Mayflower Hall in Mpuluzi
  2. Glenmore Hall in Mpuluzi
  3. Elukwatini Hall in Elukwatini

4th Annual Rural Education Festival @ Mopani Science Festival

11 – 15 September 2017

The 4th Annual Rural Education Festival will take place on the 11 – 15 of September at Sekgosese secondary school in Limpopo province,Modjadjiskloof under the following themes :

Main theme : Science contributes to economic development.

Sub – theme : Food and water for future,science feeding the world.

ScopeX 2017 : Telescope & Astronomy Expo – Johannesburg

16 September 2017

ScopeX is a public outreach initiative designed to promote interest in astronomy, telescope making, astrophotography and related disciplines within Southern Africa. The 2017 Annual Telescope and Astronomy Fair will take place on the 16th of September.

STEM Community Day – Rustenburg

14 – 15 October 2017

A STEM Community Day is a science and tech fair held in a community focused on building awareness and interest in STEMI and also to demonstrate the importance of STEM through showcasing STEM in individual, corporate and entrepreneur settings.

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